Saturday, January 29, 2011

Day 6 - A Picture of Something That Makes You Happy

Well, there are so many things that make me happy and I was trying to decide which way to go! I can think of simple little things like chocolate covered chocolate chip cookie dough. Or, there is the obvious and I can say my family. Or, I could think of one special time in my life like my wedding, the birth of my kids or a favourite trip to France. I could think of family vacations from my childhood. Or making cakes in my EZ-Bake oven and taking them to my favourite teacher. I could think of school and learning new things or coffee dates with friends. There's also hanging out with my husband for a whole day or playing with snow in the tub. All these things make me happy, but I wanted to stick with one photo! Now, while my family does make me happy, there are photos of them all over my blog...just go back a few posts so I wanted to do something different and this is what came to mind...water.

Now you'll think I'm strange...especially for a prairie girl who has lived pretty much her whole life in a land-locked province! It's true, though, there is something about water in nature that just soothes me. I can feel a physical reaction when I get close to it. I relax. I calm. It's amazing. This is always where I have felt closest to God - when I'm sitting in front of some water. It's not any one type, could be a pristine lake in norther Saskatchewan, a stream winding through the bush behind a friend's farm, a waterfall tumbling down a mountainside, the vast expanse of the ocean in front of me...these all have the same effect. It is best when there are few other people around. In fact, I'd rather wander the rocky shoreline of a body of water than sit on the beach with a bunch of other people. There's something about the power and the majesty there...something that always makes me stand in awe of my Creator. I love it. Too bad I now (and for the last 15 years) live in a place where lakes are few and sometimes even man-made. Though, I think this makes the joy of visiting these places even greater. (Don't get me wrong, I LOVE where I live!) Anyway, we went out to the Oregon coast a couple years back and drove Route 101 along the coast. This is one of my favourite photos of the highway travelling along the ocean!

There you go!

As for other life things...we did fill the tub with snow and then play in it this morning! It was great fun (mostly for Xander) and we built a snowman, threw snowballs and shovelled. It was a bit cold to go outside so this was a really nice break! It is also amazing how long it takes a tub full of snow to melt. We had to help it along! That's about all that's interesting since yesterday!

Until next time...


  1. I totally agree with you about bodies of water!! (Niagara Falls anyone?)I find it so calming and soothing and I totally love it, too. Great picture!

  2. Great picture and great writing. I love your snow in the tub story too. :)

  3. Really?! I would like to see pics of that!! Did you get into your snowsuit or bathing suit? And how full is full? Did you shovel it all yourself or did the boys help? This could be an entire post itself! I am intrigued!

  4. I absolutely love the Oregon Coast!! It is GORGEOUS!!!